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Chocolate Almond

About this design:

Didn't know what to do for a bail for this large LB antique jasper donut. Did something with leather--still not really sure how it worked.


Antique Jasper, wood slices, hammered links, poly chain, leather cord

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  1. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Looks like this worked. Reminds me of casual, industrial. Your dilemma is exactly why I have avoided the donuts. I have seen some interesting solutions with the vintaj filagree and/or wirewrapping.

  2. CAS
    CAS says:

    I really, really like this! Your solution of using the leather cord was spot on for this piece, it gives it a very earthy, and as Seashellsally says, an industrial feel, like something someone would make and wear in an apocalyptic future. Very gorgeous!

  3. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    Thank you! The back isn’t so elegant, though it’s not bad. I ended up clipping the loops off some crimp ends and fastening the leather together. I may rework the back if I get a good idea.

  4. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    I like the leather bail. It looks great with this piece. I wouldnt change it at all.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    I like the leather bail too! I did wonder how you secured the ends, and it sounds like you came up with a very creative solution! I wouldn’t mess with it… :)

  6. Aprils Beaded Jewelry De
    Aprils Beaded Jewelry De says:

    I like what you did to the donut with the leather. Still wondering how you did it. I love the antique jasper

  7. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    A unique and positively cool solution to the bail issue! I love it…very natural looking!!

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